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Still Underpaid and Unequal Report
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Still Underpaid and Unequal

New, comprehensive data on child care workers in center-based programs—analyzing their demographics, education, experience, and wages—reveal widening pay gaps and inequality.

Maureen Coffey

Latino Workers Continue To Experience a Shortage of Good Jobs Article
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Latino Workers Continue To Experience a Shortage of Good Jobs

Although Hispanic and Latino workers have high employment rates in the United States, labor market experiences differ substantially within this community, with Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran Americans experiencing significant and intersecting gender and ethnic wage gaps.

Rose Khattar, Jessica Vela, Lorena Roque

Why Salary History Bans Matter To Securing Equal Pay Report

Why Salary History Bans Matter To Securing Equal Pay

A comprehensive effort to secure equal pay must include limiting employers’ reliance on salary history in hiring and compensation decisions, as this practice can result in wage disparities and pay discrimination for women and workers of color.

Robin Bleiweis

A More Perfect Union Report
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A More Perfect Union

With a new administration entering office and Americans desperate for action, the government needs a national plan for renewal focused on rewiring the economy, rebuilding the safety net, and reconnecting America to the world.

the Center for American Progress

The Basic Facts About Children in Poverty Report

The Basic Facts About Children in Poverty

Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.

Areeba Haider

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws Report

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws

This report provides a road map for state and local policymakers working to create or strengthen prevailing wage laws, explains core features of prevailing wage legislation, and lifts up existing best practices from around the county.

Karla Walter, Malkie Wall, Alex Rowell

Raising the Bar Report

Raising the Bar

States and cities can set minimum compensation standards for private sector employees that reference prevailing wage and benefit rates.

David Madland, Malkie Wall, Alex Rowell

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs

Tackling climate change will require state and local action alongside federal policy change. State and local policymakers can ensure that good jobs are created in the new clean economy by focusing on five proven job-quality strategies.

David Madland, Terry Meginniss

Electric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American Workers Report

Electric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American Workers

Federal policymakers must invest in domestic electric vehicle production and deployment now in order to support high-quality American jobs, cut greenhouse gas emissions over the long term, and ensure national competitiveness in a key area of growth.

Karla Walter, Trevor Higgins, Bidisha Bhattacharyya, 2 More Malkie Wall, Rita Cliffton

The Path to Rural Resilience in America Report
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The Path to Rural Resilience in America

The United States must rethink how it invests in rural communities.

Olugbenga Ajilore, Caius Z. Willingham

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